President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Liliane Maury Pasquier expressed the regret due to the abolition of the invitation for PACE delegation to the snap elections in Ukraine as the assembly reported.
She also noted that the assembly has been watching the elections in Ukraine since 1994 and it allowed to significantly improve the quality of the election process.
“I have to highlight that Ukraine, as a member of the Council of Europe, is under the monitoring procedure of the Assembly and has the commitment to invite the Assembly to observe presidential and parliamentary elections,” she added.
Pasquier also expressed the readiness to negotiate with the Ukrainian side to improve the relations.
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution which changes the sanctions regime and allows Russia to return to work in the organization without limitations to the right to vote.
Due to this fact, the delegations of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Litva Slovakia, Estonia, and Georgia announced demarche.
The delegations of Ukraine and Georgia launched a complaints procedure in PACE over Russia’s return to the organization.
Moreover, the Ukrainian delegation stopped its work in the PACE, excluding the sessions concerning the Russian issue.
As we reported profile committees of the PACE considered the question of restoring all authorities of the Russian delegation in the Assembly. The concluding recommendation passed after the night-time session says that these powers should be returned without any sanctions - not even those that remained after the PACE resolution was passed on June 24.